dairy RAST query

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   Posted 4/28/2013 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,
Bit of a newbie here. I've suspected I might have a dairy intolerance for a bit now. I got a RAST bloodtest done and scored a 4 for dairy. I reported this to my doctor but he seemed non-plussed about the score of 4 and said the test can be misleading. Is a score of 4 on a RAST test for dairy something I should take seriously?
Can a dairy intolerance, or any other food intolerance, cause nasal problems. I've noticed a lot of mucus in nose over last 2 years and my nasal passages seem very aggravated at times.
Thanks in advance

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   Posted 4/30/2013 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, a score of 4 is significant. Yes, a dairy allergy or sensitivity can cause sinus congestion/mucus. Dairy can do that even in the absence of an allergy, though...

The best way to know for sure is to avoid dairy for a few weeks and see if your symptoms clear up. Then you can try some dairy again and see if symptoms return.

Unfortunately, not many doctors really understand food allergies all that well...

Good luck,

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